Malayalam actor ND Prasad, who played the lead antagonist in Nivin Pauly’s action hero Biju, died of suicide on June 25.
Malayalam actor ND Prasad passed away by suicide on June 25.
Popular Malayalam actor ND Prasad, 43, was found hanging from a tree outside his house in Kalamassery near Kochi on June 25. ND Prasad is survived by his wife and two children. It was his children who found their father’s body. They reported Prasad’s suicide to the neighbors, who then informed the police.
Malayalam actor ND Prasad dies by suicide
ND Prasad had acted in several Malayalam films, but his performance in Action Hero Biju brought him fame. On June 25, ND Prasad hanged himself from a tree outside his residence. His children discovered the body and informed the neighbours, who informed the police.
A New Indian Express report suggested that family issues prompted Prasad to die by suicide. “He was going through some mental and domestic issues. His wife has also been living away from him for a few months. It seemed that he was feeling depressed for the past few days before his death,” said a police officer.
Prasad was earlier charged with drug abuse. In 2021, the excise department arrested Prasad for possessing synthetic drugs (2.5 grams of hashish oil and 15 grams of hemp). In addition, lethal weapons were also recovered from his possession.
Doctors handed over the body of ND Prasad to his family members on June 26 after conducting an autopsy.
About ND Prasad
ND Prasad played important roles in films like Iba and Karmani. He played an antagonist in Action Hero Biju, in which Nivin Pauly played the lead role.